Phoenix Police pick a new police motorcycle

Phoenix police bike

For this story which ran in the December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, I spend more time researching than any other story I’ve ever written. I reviewed three years of repair records (nearly 10,000 total), on over 240 police motorcycles. I talked with officers, instructors and mechanics. In the process, I was able to come to a deep understanding of not only the experience the various agencies had when switching from the Kawasaki police motorycle to the Honda, Harley or BMW, but also, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the various 3 platforms for police work. The article is here. Enjoy! This is Part 1. Part II comes out in Jaunary of 2010.

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